Sometimes I find myself wanting to let someone know that I am thinking about them- with more than a card, but less than a gift. Do you know what I mean? Funerals are a good example. So is sending someone “get well” wishes.
Enter the Pocket Tissue Box.
I found several (similar) templates online, to print and cut out, but I am a pretty lazy crafter. So- I asked my friend and digital genius Kerri Bradford, if she had time to whip up a digital cutting file for these.
I was in luck! (You are in luck!) She agreed. And– she offered to make the cutting file available- for free. If you get a minute, send her some thanks. —> KERRI BRADFORD STUDIOS
Her site has a lot of super helpful, easy to understand digital cutting machine tutorials, including one on downloading files, and installing them into your library. You will need to follow that one if you are not familiar with this process.
This tissue holder is a super easy project to throw together, using a digital cutting file. I made several to keep on hand. You can decorate them any way you wish. I made mine cheerful- they are going to friends that have been hit with allergy season!
Supplies needed to make your own pocket tissue craft boxes:
- Kerri’s Free Downloadable Cutting File
- Silhouette Cameo Digital Cutter (or similar)
- Core’dinations Cardstock (8.5 x 11 sized sheets, colors of your choice)
- TomBow Mono Dual Tip Permanent Multi Liquid Adhesive
- Flowers, Pearls and Other Embellishments of Your Choice
- Kleenex Pocket Tissue Packs (you can find these in any drug or grocery store):
After you download and install your digital file, open it on a new page using your digital cutting machine software.
When the file is open, you will notice writing at the bottom of the image.
You will need to click and drag (enlarge) the open image to correspond to the measurements written.
Once your image matches the measurements, you will need to remove the writing so your machine won’t cut the words into your final project.
Select your entire image, and then right click. This will being up a menu box.
Select the writing on your image.
Select your entire image again, right click, and select “group.” This will merge your image into one shape again.
Now you are ready to send your image to the cutting machine.
When I am cutting cardstock, I always select double cut, to make sure I get all the cuts sharp.
Load your paper into the machine.
Computer generate, or hand-write your sentiment on a separate piece of paper, trim to fit, and adhere to inside flap.
A simple, easy way to say you care.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).